Seasonal flu vaccine now available

The seasonal flu vaccine is out and WellSpan wants to make it free, and easy for everyone in the community.

 Just in time for flu season, WellSpan Health is launching a Helping Others, Protecting Everyone (H.O.P.E) Flu Vaccine initiative to promote health equity and keep communities a healthy step ahead.

The program provides free seasonal flu vaccinations to individuals across the communities WellSpan serves (South Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland). 

“At WellSpan, we know the best way to prevent the spread of viruses is through vaccination,” Ann Kunkel, vice president of community health & engagement, WellSpan Health, said. “It’s part of our mission to make vaccinations easily accessible and thereby by protect our entire community.”

Vouchers are available at www.wellspan.org/flu to help uninsured and underinsured individuals get free flu vaccinations. The initiative is in collaboration with Rite Aid locations in Pennsylvania and Maryland. The vouchers are good throughout the flu season.  

Individuals are also encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccination at the same time. They are also available free of charge.   

WellSpan picks up the full cost for the vaccination for uninsured community members. The organization also takes care of any remaining cost after insurance for individuals with coverage.  

This effort is part of WellSpan Health’s commitment to keeping individuals in local communities a health step ahead. You can learn more by visiting www.WellSpanCommunity.org.  

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About WellSpan Health

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization includes a clinically integrated network of approximately 2,600 physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs), including more than 1,600 employed physicians and APPs; a regional behavioral health organization; a home care organization; eight respected hospitals; approximately 20,000 employees; and more than 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. Visit WellSpan.org.